India's COVID-19 death toll crosses China's

With 175 new deaths, India on Friday reported a total of 4,706 deaths due to COVID-19 while China's death toll is 4,638.

India’s COVID-19 death toll has crossed that of China as 175 new deaths were reported on Friday, taking the nationwide total to 4,706 deaths. And with a record 7,466 fresh coronavirus infection cases, the highest spike in a single day so far, the country now has 1,65,799 COVID-19 cases, the Health Ministry stated.

China’s COVID-19 death toll is 4,638 deaths and the number of confirmed cases is 84,106 , according to reports.

With the surge in the number of new COVID-19 cases, India is now the ninth worst hit country in the world. COVID-19 worst hit countries are the United States, Brazil, Russia, UK, Spain, Italy, France and Germany.

Of the 1,65,799 COVID-19 cases in India, the number of active cases is 89,987, while 71,105 people have recovered so far and one patient has migrated. And of the total 4,706 fatalities, Maharashtra tops with 1,982 deaths.

Gujarat has recorded 960 deaths, Madhya Pradesh - 321, Delhi - 316, West Bengal - 295, Uttar Pradesh - 197, Rajasthan - 180, Tamil Nadu - 145, Telangana – 67, Andhra Pradesh - 59, Karnataka – 47, Punjab – 40, Jammu and Kashmir – 27, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana – 19 each, Bihar - 15 and Odisha and Kerala have reported seven deaths each.

Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh and Assam have recorded four deaths each so far while Meghalaya has reported one COVID-19 deaths, according to official data.

First Published:May 29, 2020, 3:50 p.m.